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How Does The Sympathetic Nervous System Cause Tachycardia
If I have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight
Possibly: Your system is in a high strung state and could cause muscle tightness and tension. I assume you have had endocrinology testing to rule out hyperthyroidism, pheochromocytoma, etc. If so, perhaps a stress management program would effectively treat your symptoms best and you have been recommended to avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. Your physician would know best whether beta blockers would help. ...Read more
What can cause symptoms of overactive sympathetic nervous system and elevated epinephrine? Thyroid fine, heart tests fine except for tachycardia.
How could overuse of pseudoephedrine produce a lasting (years) affect on the sympathetic nervous system? Y won't my tachycardia and other symptoms go?
Can being on high doses of ritalin (methylphenidate) (prescribed) for 15 years cause dysautonomia? Sympathetic nervous system disorder?
Dysautonomia: Several, such as Adrenal fatigue, Headaches, Hypertension, Heart disease, Food sensitivities, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Alcoholism, Compulsive overeating, Insomnia, Irritable bowel, Obesity, ADHD, Overactive bladder, PTSD, Alzheimer, Parkinson's disease, Excess sweating. ...Read more
No: Positive inotropic and chronotropic effects are created by the sympathetic nervous system. Negative inotropic and chronotropic effects are created by the parasympathetic nervous system. ...Read more
Is it possible for the sympathetic nervous system to be permanently in overdrive because of stimulant overuse?
With Continuous Use: Stimulants activate the nervous system and overuse on a daily basis may make one feel on "overdrive". Discontinuing regular use may actually leave one feeling depleted rather than permanently stuck in overdrive. ...Read more
Learning: You have asked a lot of questions that are suggestive that this is related to school project. It is important to learn and not just look for a quick answer. Http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/brain_spinal_cord_and_nerve_disorders/autonomic_nervous_system_disorders/overview_of_the_autonomic_nervous_system. Html ...Read more
Yes: Hi. Yes, the adrenal medulla is the hormonal arm of the sympathetic nervous system (it is a component of the sympathetic nervous system). It helps mediate the "fight or flight" response. ...Read more
Why do the cholinergic agonist drugs act on the parasympathetic (but not the sympathetic) nervous system?
Sympathetic= fight or flight
Para= Rest and digest
One is the Gas pedal if you will
The other would be the bodies brakes.
Hope that helps! ...Read more
Does the Vasodilation of migraine trigger sympathetic nervous system overreactiiob or other way around?
Auras and migranes: Yes it does, you should pay attention to the symptoms which precede a migraine episode call auras, usually the auras are the same like: tunnel vision, nausea episodes. It is at this time that you should take your medication, which may prevent or markedly reduce symptoms. ...Read more
Addressing strong Sympathetic Nervous System overactivity through Herbs? My body produces too much catecholamines, can this be tampered with herbs?
What is the best med or supplement for and overactive sympathetic nervous system that doesn't sedate you? Thanks Docs!
???: There is such a condition as sympathetic hyperfunction syndrome, which has various manifestations; but the phrase "overactive sympathetic nervous system" is far too vague and imprecise to refer to any valid physiological concept. It sounds like something fanciful you'd hear in a health food store or from a reflexologist. You should repost describing in specific detail what you mean by it. ...Read more
See below: First, not clear what you mean by over-active, as to me it could imply reflex sympathetic dystrophy, hyperthyroidism, even hypertension. Second, you need to explore possible underlying disorders which might cause disruption of autonomic nervous system. Third, is your lifestyle or food/alcohol/smoking an issue. Talk to your doctor and explore your concerns. ...Read more
I don't think: That would be compatible with life.Get a more detailed answer ›
How does exercise help with digestion? I thought if you exercise, sympathetic nervous system will inhibit digestion.
It helps: Stimulates the nervous system.Get a more detailed answer ›
I think I've overstimulated my sympathetic nervous system by repeated stage fright, and now my body overreacts to everything. How can I reverse this?
Mindfullness Therapy: Sympathetic overdrive evokes fear, anger, & general uneasiness. Better to dominate with parasympathetic-related emotions of relaxation, digestion, orgasm, sleep, and appropriate bladder and bowel evacuations. Meditation, relaxation therapies, yoga, & biofeedback are some means to this end. Students learn to use mind to control body. Read relaxation response by dr. Benson & see heartmath. Com. ...Read more
How does Norepinephrin block pain in the Cns? Docs say I have an overactive sympathetic nervous system? Would nortriptyline create more symp cns problms
Neurotransmitters: This is a very complex question, and you need to discuss this in detail with your treating physicians. Both Norepinephrine and serotonin act on the dorsal horns of the spinal cord to inhibit excessive transmission of nerve cell fibers, thereby decreasing the central (brain) perception of pain. Nortriptyline should not worsen that, and may help some. The SNRI's medications help with pain relief. ...Read more
Does chronic strong sympathetic nervous system overreaction from stimulant use result in meaningfully reduced cerebral blood flow?
Can a problem with the nervous system cause tachycardia? Had ekg's, echo, 14 day loop, stress test. Tired of these nightly/daily episodes (up to 180)
See below: If you have already had a 14 day loop recorder and it showed episodes of tachycardia in the range of 180s then I believe your cardiologist would have recommended further workup or management of these episodes. I would consult the physician who ordered these studies for management of your symptoms as they have the results available to them. ...Read more
Can over-masturbating (at least every day) cause damage to or put the nervous system in an overly sympathetic state and in imbalance longer term?
Hi I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia and how do doctors know if its the sinus node or nervous system? Is that why some ablations don't work?
I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome from lupus. I only take plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) since lupus gave me pots is that a poorer prognosis since its the nervous system (i heard if it affects CNS its bad)?
YES and many more:
cardiomyopathy (rare, relationship to Hydroxychloroquine unclear)
central nervous system: ataxia, dizziness, emotional changes, headache, irritability, lassitude, nervousness, nightmares, psychosis, seizure, vertigo
dermatologic: alopecia, angioedema, bleaching of hair, pigmentation changes (skin and mucosal; black-blue color), rash (acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, etc. ...Read more
Are Ganglionic Blockers used to balance the nervous system between parasympathetic and sympathetic? That's what it sounds like? Realign imbalances?
Parts of the nervous system. Have their own "duties" and do NOT "balance" each other! Have a talk with your Primary Care Provider and avoid JUNK SCIENCE!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?
Intriguing question: Control of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) probably best attained by studying biofeedback, autogenic training, and meditation. A web-based program at heartmath. Com is recommended. Otherwise, an ascetic isolated decade-long yogi sojurn in an himalayan cave can be undertaken. The idea is to train the unconscious mind to be obedient. Avoid anger and fear. Seek love. ...Read more
What meds reduce sympathetic or increase parasympathetic nervous system? My system is way out of whack after many illness & horrid reaction to sudafed
Sorry, you lost me: Your autonomic system doesn't just sit there. Its activity constantly changes from moment to moment. Please repost & explain what you think you mean by "way out of whack." Also, unfortunately, "horrid reaction to sudafed" is useless as pt history. Finally, please explain why you imagine that your sympathetic nervous system needs reduction & your parasympathetic increasing. Why not the opposite? ...Read more
Is this a school: Assignment? Here is a great explanation: https://faculty. Washington. Edu/chudler/auto. Html ...Read more
A PairofSympathetics: The answer could be made VERY complicated but, just to sort-of give an overall picture: if you are jagged-up by the sympathetic system, you won't have much of an appetite unless you're a shark on the make (well, a shark is a Chondrichthyte so technically doesn't have a sympathetic nervous system....whatever...), but if you are calmed down parasympathetically your juices will flow, ready to eat. ...Read more
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